Hello SP 401 Burrard Subgroup Members,

Over the past few months we have finally started to go back to the office and gotten adjusted to whatever our work routine may be now. We hope this transition has been going well for you. The subgroup executives have met recently and we are discussing some member engagement for the springtime, including a bargaining update and an AGM.

For now, we want to continue the tradition of supporting our members who are interested in joining the Vancouver Sun Run. The Vancouver Sun Run is an annual tradition where runners/walkers get together to complete a 10 km race. This year it will again be a hybrid of virtual and in person race options. It is certainly a good event for our physical and mental well-being. In an effort to promote good health and unity of our members, the SP 401 Burrard Subgroup will be partially reimbursing subgroup members who join the ECCC Sun Run team (details below). Even though it is the ECCC team, subgroup members from different departments in the building are welcomed to join. The amount of reimbursement for each member will depend on the number of registrants; we have increased our budget for this event to $400 to be split between all of the team’s SP members. So, if you would like to join the ECCC team and get out for a run, please follow these instructions below:

Steps to Join Team Environment Canada for The 2023 Vancouver Sun Run

Follow this link: https://event.racereach.com/161771?urlcattype=t&zsecure=GabuutrY131Jkkj

·          Select: Shaw Team Division either *In-Person* or *Virtual Experience*

·         Select the team by searching under team name: Environment and Climate Change Canada.

·         Click *Environment and Climate Change Canada*

·         Enter the team access code: GBANXY

·         Fill out remaining information including payment information, emergency contact, t-shirt size, and proving your vaccination status to participate.

·         Agree to the waiver

·        You are done

If you have any questions about the Sun Run Team please contact Ross MacDonald: Ross.MacDonald@ec.gc.ca or for any other questions feel free to reach out to the subgroup executive.

Take care,

Bobby Sekhon, President SP 401 Burrard (on behalf of the subgroup executive team)